Online Trading Academy Celebrates 15 Years of Transforming Lives Worldwide

Online Trading Academy ( Teaches People Around the World to Trade and Acquire Skills Needed to Meet Economic Challenges

Irvine, CA, May June 10, 2012 - After the great bull run of the markets in 1997, Online Trading Academy refocused their business on an important unmet need by providing a unique approach in financial education. With an initial curriculum to help professional traders on their trading floor, Online Trading Academy set-out to help traders understand how to effectively manage risk. With more and more professional trader students asking for help, Online Trading Academy decided to switch their focus. In June of 1997, Online Trading Academy adopted a formal structured curriculum in their classrooms and kicked off an educational program aimed at teaching trading styles, techniques, and trading habits to aspiring traders.

In 2005, Online Trading Academy began taking their classroom curriculum to markets around the world and expanded rapidly through franchising. Over the past 15 years, Online Trading Academy has become recognized as the premier financial education community to the world. With a highly skilled group of teachers, the online trading community is enriched with course content and continues to grow as they cross-train students and provide insight into the inner working of individual markets.

“Since the beginning of Online Trading Academy, our mission has been to transform lives worldwide via exceptional trader and investor education” said Eyal Shahar, Founder and President of Online Trading Academy. “Online Trading Academy has provided trader education to more than 30,000 students over the past 15 years…it has been amazing to see our community grow and we are excited to share our success with new and aspiring traders.”

Since their start, Online Trading Academy has been awarded the Voyager Award for Education Excellence from Technology Investor Magazine, and has been recognized for excellence in education by Active Trader Magazine, Stocks and Commodities Magazine, Traders World Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investor Business Daily, and the 2011 and 2012 Forex Best Awards at Online Trading Academy is also an education provider to NASDAQ for TotalView®, NASDAQ’s premier market data product.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy helps their students by revealing the truth about what it takes to become a successful trader or investor. Their core strategy enables traders to identify market turning points before they happen, with a high degree of accuracy. Students learn under the guidance of experienced professional traders in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Professional Trader course, students learn trading skills and then practice trading live, in the classroom, without paying commissions or risking their own capital by using Online Trading Academy’s money. Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced industry professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Secaucus, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Dubai, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, visit

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